News about Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra apparently seeing each other has been doing the rounds for a while now. Buzz was also that Sid gave Alia an ­expensive gift on her ­birthday, while on his ­birthday in January, the ­lovebirds apparently partied it up. The latest is that ever since the first look of Sidharth’s next has been out, Alia hasn’t stopped raving about it. “Alia was shooting for a film earlier last week. She was talking to some ­people about how she found Sidharth’s new, rugged look very cool, and according to her, he’s one of those rare few actors who have been able to pull off the grungy look with ease. She was also talking about the hard work he has put into achieving the desired body,” says a source close to the Alia.
An industry insider also reveals that Alia has even praised Sidharth in front of her friends. “Between the two, Sidharth is still the more reserved, shy one, but Alia doesn’t shy away from ­praising him in public. Apart from the personal equation they share, professionally too, Alia thinks that his work will pay off,” says the source.